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Virus Lockdown Changes How Hindus Celebrate Holy Period
April 03, 2020

Virus Lockdown Changes How Hindus Celebrate Holy Period

By Associated Press
Devout Hindus are adapting to religious practice under lockdown.

The Many Faces of India's Kumbh Mela
March 01, 2019

The Many Faces of India's Kumbh Mela

By Prabhat Singh
India is once again holding the world's largest religious festival. But not everyone is here to worship.
Defying Deification: Indian Politicians as Hindu Gods
February 01, 2019

Defying Deification: Indian Politicians as Hindu Gods

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Don’t believe the hype; worshiping Indian leaders is not common.

Hinduism and Political Mobilization in India: From Allahabad to Prayagraj?
October 24, 2018

Hinduism and Political Mobilization in India: From Allahabad to Prayagraj?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The debate over renaming Allahabad exposes religious faultlines in India.

Paying Attention to India’s Saints of All Faiths
March 01, 2018

Paying Attention to India’s Saints of All Faiths

By Krzysztof Iwanek
There are cults in India that exist between Hinduism and Islam, but their sites are increasingly claimed by one or the other.

In India, Religion Meets Feminism
May 07, 2016

In India, Religion Meets Feminism

By Eloise Stark
In India, priestesses and goddesses lead the fight for women’s empowerment.

The Rights and Traditions Rodeo: India’s Jallikattu Ban
January 11, 2016

The Rights and Traditions Rodeo: India’s Jallikattu Ban

By Krzysztof Iwanek
A regional bull-taming sport reopens the debate on the state and traditions in India.
Setting the Record Straight on Tipu Sultan's Legacy in India
November 30, 2015

Setting the Record Straight on Tipu Sultan's Legacy in India

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Tipu Sultan is both demonized and glorified by different segments of Indian society. The truth is more complicated.

An Uprising Against Intolerance in India
October 22, 2015

An Uprising Against Intolerance in India

By Sanjay Kumar
The killing of a popular writer is the latest of Hindu extremist attacks. Why isn’t the government doing something about it?

International Yoga Day Sparks Controversy in India
June 20, 2015

International Yoga Day Sparks Controversy in India

By Sanjay Kumar
The Indian government's push to spread yoga has invited controversy.

Jaipur Literature Festival Steers Clear of Controversy
January 31, 2015

Jaipur Literature Festival Steers Clear of Controversy

By Sanjay Kumar
India's famous Jaipur Literature Festival--a gathering for the country's intellectuals--steered clear of major national issues.
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